Gaudily dressed robbery suspect in custody
MIRAMAR, Fla., June 16 (UPI) -- A distinctively dressed man was in federal custody on suspicion of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Miramar, Fla., law enforcement officials said.
The FBI said James Francis Deans, 27, of Hallandale Beach, was arrested Friday and was scheduled to make his first federal court appearance next week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale reported.
Surveillance video showed the suspect was dressed in a plaid sweater vest worn over a short-sleeved shirt and clashing plaid shorts, the FBI said. He also wore a cap and sunglasses.
Stolen little piggy found, returned home
DADE CITY, Fla., June 16 (UPI) -- A Dade City, Fla., man, accused of stealing a 6-month-old pig and apparently selling it for $40, has been arrested, law enforcement officials said.
Pasco County sheriff's deputies said Earl Anthony Florer, 38, saw the pig when he was collecting scrap metal June 8 at a home, asked if he could take it, and was refused by the homeowner, who said she thought the animal belonged to a neighbor, the Tampa Bay Times reported Saturday.
The homeowner, Shannon Shafer, said she locked the pig in a bedroom when she went to bed, but discovered that the little porker was missing when she awoke the next morning, police said.
A neighbor, Anne Hammond, told deputies the pig, named Piggy, was her pet and had escaped from his cage.
Deputies later arrested Florer, who reportedly sold it, the Times said.
Piggy was recovered and returned to its owner.
Oregon woman spends 4 days under dresser
CEDAR HILLS, Ore., June 17 (UPI) -- A 67-year-old Oregon woman survived four days trapped under a dresser in her home, authorities say.
Washington County sheriff's deputies forced their way into Virginia Cartier's Cedar Hills home Friday evening after neighbors said they hadn't seen her for a few days, The (Portland) Oregonian reported. They found Cartier in dire straits.
Cartier told the deputies she was moving furniture when the dresser toppled on top of her, leaving her a prisoner in her own home, the newspaper said.
She was taken to a hospital where she was treated for leg injuries and was released Saturday.
Pa. man charged with importing wallaby
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17 (UPI) -- A young Pennsylvania man is facing charges he illegally imported and possessed a wallaby found on the loose in Cambridge Springs, authorities said.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Friday Corry A. Lewis, 22, of North East was charged with one count of unlawful importation of wildlife and one count of unlawful possession of wildlife, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Lewis could be fined up to $200 on each count.
A commission spokesman said officers were led to Lewis by several tipsters after residents of Cambridge Springs reported seeing the wallaby May 30. It wasn't clear how he allegedly obtained the kangaroo-like marsupial that is native to Australia, or whether he released it or it escaped, the newspaper said.
The wallaby was taken to a licensed wildlife preserve.
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